Civil and Workplace Rights

Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.

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Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

Yesterday, Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW Local 2110 held in-person and virtual rallies to mark two years of bargaining for a contract, saying that Columbia University's persistent stonewalling for these two years leaves th

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

A group of staffers at the public advocate’s office are one step closer to negotiating their first contract as a union, bringing organized labor to one of the last remaining nooks in city government.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

"Over the last ten years, local construction firms have increasingly profited from the flow of people leaving prison. The most outrageous firms are literally called 'Body Shops'.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

Roughly a hundred organizers have been calling workers from Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse in recent weeks, making the case for why they should unionize.

Mar 10

Please join us for an important Panel Discussion:

Labor & Civil Rights

Moderated by:

Janella T. Hinds, Secretary-Treasurer, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO & Vice President for Academic High Schools, United Federation of Teachers

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

On February 5th, the editorial staff of The New York Daily News announced they had

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, sued Amazon on Tuesday evening, arguing that the company provided inadequate safety protection for workers in New York City during the pandemic and retaliated against employees who raised concerns over the conditions.

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

Public defenders and social workers at Queens Defenders represented by UAW 2325 got a boost from local elected officials and supporters who joined them for a virtual rally Wednesday.

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

Almost a year ago, the Metropolitan Opera House went dark. Overnight, New York City lost its heart and soul — the culture that vibrates through the veins of the city and makes it what it is: music, theatre, dance, art —all silenced and put on pause.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

Mass incarceration of Black and brown communities has led to an ever growing labor pool of vulnerable, disadvantaged and discriminated-against workers.